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If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the active woman in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Whether the gift recipient is an avid runner or a fan of kettlebell swings, our wide range of gifts is sure to suit the fitness enthusiasts in your life. 

Our team of expert product testers here at Garage Gym Reviews have tried all sorts of fitness gear, products, equipment, and even supplements like the best pre-workout for women. This guide is chock-full of great workout gifts for her including budget items and larger investments. We have confidence that the ladies in your life will enjoy these recommendations just as much as we do. 

Best For Her Gifts Under $50

The Gaiam yoga mat
Under $40

Gaiam Yoga Mat

The yogi in your life will love this grippy Gaiam yoga mat for all her downward dog and mobility drill needs. The grippy texture stays put and is also thick enough to provide cushion to the ankle, knees, and hips. You can choose from a variety of colors, plus it’s reversible!

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amphipod bottle
Under $30

Amphipod Water Bottle

We can attest this handheld water bottle is the perfect hydration accessory for the avid runner or walker in your life. She’ll barely have to grip the water bottle with the adjustable strap and the ergonomic curve. It’s also super easy to use with the jett-lock cap.

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mark bell slingshot
Under $20

Mark Bell Hip Circle

If the woman in your life makes a point to train her glutes, this band is going to take her booty pump to the next level. Say goodbye to flimsy plastic bands from Amazon and hello to this durable fabric band that won’t roll, snap, or tug at her skin.

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smartwool socks
Under $30

Smartwool Ankle Socks

An underrated workout gift is a high-quality performance sock. These cushioned socks made from a merino wool reduce moisture (and odors). We loved testing these socks, and we think this will be her go-to pair for workouts, runs, and everyday wear. You might even want to snag two pairs!

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Up close photo of six fringe sports latex free resistance bands in assorted colors and sizes
Under $50

Fringe Sports Latex-Free Bands

She’s going to love how much versatility you can get from these long-loop resistance bands. She can stash them in her gym bag and take them anywhere. Loop bands are perfect for warm-up exercises, post-workout stretching, pull-up assistance, or high repetition at-home workouts.

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Best Strength Training Gifts

Bella bar
Best Barbell

Rogue Fitness Bella Bar 2.0

Is your gal chipping away to outfit her home gym? Does she love lifting with a barbell? Well, it might be time for her to have her very own 15-kilogram (33-pound) barbell for everything from overhead press to deadlifts. Plus, she’ll like knowing this is the same bar used in the CrossFit Games.

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rep fitness bumper plates
Best Plates

REP Black Bumper Plates

If she loves picking things up and putting them down, a pair of bumper plates might be the best gift for her. These bumper plates are some of our favorites because they’re super durable and don’t bounce too much when they’re dropped (which we like for safety reasons).

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REP Adjustable KBs
Best Kettlebell

REP Adjustable Kettlebell

We absolutely love these adjustable kettlebells—they are super versatile and can be used for both strength and conditioning exercises. In fact, if the woman you’re shopping for is new to lifting, this might be an ideal choice because she will be able to do so much with them.

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An image of the NUOBELL Dumbells
Best Adjustable Dumbbell

NUOBELLs

Adjustable dumbbells are one of our favorite hacks for home gyms. Why? Because you get a wide variety of weights that take up far less space than a set of traditional dumbbells. We know your gal will love a set of these sleek and modern adjustable dumbbells for that same reason.

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bosu ball
Best Balance Trainer

Bosu Ball

If she loves working on balance, the Bosu ball is the OG balance trainer. It’s a great choice for ladies of all ages and fitness levels—it can help beginners find their balance and can create more of a challenge (with minimal equipment) for experienced lifters.

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titan pull-up bar
Best Pull-Up Bar

Titan Adjustable Bar

Women who have the wall space (and overhead clearance) will enjoy the indulgence of a wall-mounted pull-up bar. She’ll not only be able to practice pull-ups, but work on her core and grip strength, too.

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Best Cardio Equipment For Her

Titan fan bike
Best Budget Air Bike

Titan Fan Bike

Ladies who are fanatics about conditioning will appreciate a piece of cardio equipment like a fan bike. It will work both her upper and lower body all while sending her heart rate soaring. Plus, fan bikes don’t require a power outlet, so she can place this anywhere in her home gym.

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An image of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750
Best Treadmill

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

If you want to splurge on the woman you love, this treadmill might be the answer. She’ll be able to run to her heart’s delight and have access to virtual iFIT classes on and off the treadmill. The 300-pound weight limit paired with the 60-inch running belt will work for a wide variety of runners.

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Best Rowing Machine

Concept2 RowErg

Women who like the idea of being able to strengthen their muscles and improve endurance at the same time will appreciate receiving this rowing machine as a gift. She’ll also have peace of mind knowing this is a rugged piece of equipment built to withstand a lot of use.

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Best Fitness Accessories For Her

Beats pro headphones
Best Headphones

Beats PowerBeats Pro

Pump up the jam with these wireless Bluetooth earbuds. They’re not only water-resistant to withstand workouts, they also have incredible surround-sound-like quality. With almost 10 hours of listening time, these make an excellent gift for gym lovers.

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Patagonia backpack
Best Backpack

Patagonia Altiva Pack 14

This day pack is ideal to use as a gym bag, hiking pack, or for everyday use. Ladies will love this versatile 14-liter bag that can store gym accessories for women, extra layers, and a hydration pouch (or laptop).

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theragun prime
Best Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

If you know a woman who is in desperate need of massage, why not try this massage gun so she can have a massage any time of day? Can you say, “self-care”? The percussion therapy technique can help alleviate sore muscles from lifting, running, or everyday movements.

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Best Activewear Gifts for Her

Columbia running vest
Best Running Vest

Columbia Outdoor Tracks Vest

This fleece vest designed with high-efficiency insulation cells is a classic choice if you’re trying to find a gift for the female runner, hiker, or outdoor enthusiast in your life. Two hip pockets and one chest pocket make it convenient for her to stow phone, keys, and wallet.

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lululemon fast and free
Best Leggings

Lululemon Fast and Free

These ultra popular running leggings will make her swoon with the soft, weightless, and sweat-wicking fabric. The high-waisted design is ideal for long runs, yoga sessions, or Peloton classes. We have tried these in a variety of workouts, and they deliver every time.

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Brooks sports bra
Best Sports Bra

Brooks Dare CrossBack

With tons of sizes to choose from, you can give your loved one a supportive sports bra made with buttery soft materials that won’t pinch her skin. She’ll have enough support for high-impact exercise like running, HIIT, or jump roping.

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Best Fitness Shoes for Her

Altra lone peak running shoe
Best Trail Running Shoe

Altra Lone Peak

When the woman in your life loves trail running, this is the answer. She’ll have enough room to wiggle her toes with this unique foot-shape shoe. Bonus: They also feature a zero-drop design for the most minimalist trail shoe she’ll ever wear.

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Brooks glycerin shoe
Best Running Shoe

Brooks Glycerin 20

Female runners around the country rave about these shoes. They’re lightweight, offer superior traction, and feature nitrogen-infused cushioning to reduce the impact of running on asphalt. If your gal needs cushioning, this is the gift for her.

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Nike Metcon 8
Best Cross Training Shoe

Nike Metcon 8

This is the training shoe for the woman who does it all: HIIT training, barbell lifting, and cardio. The flat heel will keep her stable and locked-to-the floor during squats and deadlifts, but they also provide enough flexibility for burpees and sprints.

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Best Supplement Gifts for Her

nutricost creatine
Best Creatine

Nutricost Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is a terrific gift for the woman in your life who is looking to increase not only her muscle size, but strength as well. Creatine can help her replenish the energy required to lift on a regular basis and help her grow lean muscle mass. What’s not to love?

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Transparent Labs ZMO
Best Muscle Recovery

Transparent Labs ZMO

For the person who lifts weights, drinks protein powders, and takes recovery from training seriously, this advanced ZMA formula can help her muscles relax and allow for a deeper, more restful sleep. We’ve tried it ourselves, and we love it.

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Cira protein
Best Whey Protein

Cira Bright Whey Protein

This is the protein powder for women who are serious about their macronutrients. From just one scoop, she’ll get 25 grams of protein and very few grams of carbohydrates and fats. Plus, there are three delicious flavors to choose from.

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KOS Vegan protein
Best Plant Protein

KOS Protein

For the vegetarian or vegan in your life, this is the protein powder she wants! This is literally the best tasting plant-based protein powder we’ve tried—and we’ve tried a lot. She will appreciate that you introduced her to this delightful experience.

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Transparent labs BCAAs
Best BCAAs

Transparent Labs BCAA

For female athletes and exercise fanatics looking for a performance boost, BCAAs could be the answer! BCAAs are the building blocks of protein, aka muscle-building power. This BCAA bend also includes l-glutamine (which can assist with endurance and improve overall performance).

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Additional Gift Ideas for Female Fitness Enthusiasts

If you’re looking for even more gift-giving ideas, here are some of our best lists from different categories to help inspire you:

How to Find the Best Fitness Gifts for Her

Need a little help narrowing down a fitness gift for a woman in your life? Here’s a few things to help you in your search.

Know Her Training Style

Let’s make sure you consider her training style. Does the woman you’re shopping for lift weights with a barbell or does she take Pilates classes? Is she a cardio queen or does she love to chase the pump? If you don’t know, don’t hesitate to ask—chances are she’s willing to talk about her routine and might even admire the fact you asked. 

Her Size

If you’re gifting fitness apparel or shoes, it’s a good idea to have her sizes in mind. If you don’t want to ask (and blow your cover) you may need to look through her closet to get an idea of her sizes. I’d suggest taking pictures of tags on your phone so you remember when you sit down to pick out the right gift. 

Space and Footprint

Before you click add to cart on a big item like a treadmill, rower, or exercise bike be sure to take some measurements. You’ll want to consider the actual footprint of the machine in addition to about a 3-foot buffer around the machine so she can get on and off the equipment safely. 

Best Fitness Gifts For Her: FAQs

What are good gifts for people who enjoy working out?

Although it will depend on what type of training this person enjoys, most gym folks appreciate things like gym shoes, lifting apparel, quality socks, or water bottles. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show the fitness enthusiast in your life that you’re thinking about them. 

What to get someone who likes to workout?

Folks who like to workout will likely appreciate many of the gifts on our gift guide including wireless earbuds, fitness trackers, yoga mats, or resistance bands. 

What do you give to a fitness mom?

Moms who are into fitness appreciate a wide range of fitness products. We even have an entire gift guide dedicated to fitness gifts for mom.

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